How Can I Revert Or Undo A Migration In ASP.NET Core Using EF Core?

To unapply a migration in ASP.NET Core with EF Core, you can use the following steps:

  1. Open the Package Manager Console by going to Tools -> NuGet Package Manager -> Package Manager Console.

  2. In the Package Manager Console, select the project where your DbContext class is located. If it’s not selected already, use the dropdown at the top of the Package Manager Console to select your project.

  3. Run the Remove-Migration command followed by the migration name parameter to unapply the specified migration. For example:

    Remove-Migration MyPreviousMigration
    
  4. EF Core will remove the migration and update the database to the previous migration using the Down method of the migration class.

Note: Make sure that you only remove a migration that has not been applied to the production database. If a migration has been applied to the production database, it’s not recommended to remove it as it can lead to data loss.

If you want to completely remove all migrations and start fresh, you can use the following steps:

  1. Delete all the migration files from the Migrations folder in your project.

  2. Open the Package Manager Console and run the following command:

    Remove-Migration
    
  3. EF Core will remove all migrations and update the database to the initial state using the Down method of each migration class.

Note: Again, use caution when removing all migrations from a project, as this will delete the migration history and can lead to data loss if applied to the production database.

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